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Today's News

  • Editorial Cartoon - Nov. 30, 2012
  • Just a Thought - The wisdom of Lincoln

    Abraham Lincoln’s name has been in the news lately with the release of the Steven Spielberg produced  film “Lincoln.” As is portrayed in the movie, President Lincoln led our country through a low point in our history at a time when we killed over 600,000 of our own citizens during our Civil War.  He had to carry the weight of a divided country on his shoulders each day of his presidency.  

  • Nuestra Historia - The dream vanished in frost, hail and drought

    Famed sociologist Clark Knowlton would later observe: “The rosy dreams of the Las Vegas Anglo American businessmen, lawyers and politicians who seized control of the Las Vegas Land Grant, hoping to populate it with thriving Anglo American farming communities, expired in frost, hail, drought, and high transportation costs.”

  • Editorial Roundup - Nov. 30, 2012

    The Poughkeepsie (N.Y.) Journal on immigration reform (Nov. 24) — The election results aren’t likely to bring Democrats and Republicans closer together on all the grave issues facing our country, but it may have narrowed the gap on one of them — the undeniable need for sweeping immigration reform.

  • Que Pasa - Nov. 30, 2012

    TODAY HOY
    • Ties that Bind, BFA exhibit by Amanda Medina, will be on display through Dec. 8 at the United World College Kluge Gallery. A reception will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30.

    SATURDAY SÁBADO
    • Electric Light Parade, 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year’s theme is “A Storybook Christmas.” For more information, call 454-1401 ext. 3277.

  • Noticias - Nov. 30, 2012

    Submit your calendar items and notices to mlopez@lasvegasoptic.com

  • Mora County Notebook - Artist creates and teaches painting

    Sylvia Ortega, a talented artist, lives in Guadalupita, located in Mora County. Ortega has loved art all her life and has shown it in her beautiful paintings, water colors, oils and acrylic, are the media she has used to express her skill at different times.

  • Mora County Calendar and Senior Lunch Menu - Nov. 30, 2012

    COMMUNITY CALENDAR

    Friday
    4 p.m. ­— Rangerette middle school basketball vs. Dulce, home
    5:30 p.m. — Rangerette basketball vs. Tucumcari, home, junior varsity and varsity
    Saturday
    9 a.m. — Mora Middle School wrestling, away, Taos
    Tuesday
    6 p.m. — Mora Rangers basketball vs. Roy, home, junior varsity
    Wednesday
    4 p.m. — Mora Middle School wrestling, away, West Las Vegas
    Thursday
    4 p.m. — Rangerette middle school basketball vs. Dulce, Home

  • Palabras Pintorescas - History in the making

    Yes, that was me you saw roaming through our pasture, following leader dog, Tinta, recently. We continue to investigate and try to figure out what is going on with our almost summertime weather (the very warm temperatures) and the lack of snow in our vast mountain chain. Sometimes I wonder if this is the start of yet another dust bowl. Ken Burns surely did a masterful job portraying the last one recently on PBS channel.

  • NM Lottery Scholarships may become need-based

    The Associated Press

    ALBUQUERQUE — A college scholarship that’s bankrolled by the state lottery may become merit-based or granted on financial need, New Mexico’s Senate majority leader has acknowledged.

    The Albuquerque Journal reports that Sen. Michael Sanchez, D-Belen, told a summit organized by University of New Mexico student leaders that his long-held stance that the scholarship should be available to all New Mexican students, regardless of financial need or academic accomplishments, might have to change.